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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS 2010

COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES, CSIRO & INDUSTRY
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
COOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY


COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES, CSIRO & INDUSTRY

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr I. Metcalfe (University of New England) and Dr R. Nicoll (Geoscience Australia) on the timescale of Permian-Triassic transition in Australia.

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr A.P. Nutman (University of Wollongong) on determining the early history of the Earth through geochemical investigations of Eoarchean terrranes.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof S. George and S. Bray (Macquarie University), The organic geochemistry, geochronology and microbial history of saline Lake Tyrrell in outback Victoria.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof B. Rasmussen (Curtin University of Technology), The thermal maturoity of Archean organic matter.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof P. De Deckker (RSES, ANU), Dr G. Allison and C. Munday (BamBi, ANU), Biomarkers in Australian Dust and Desert Crusts.

Dr. S.J. FALLON with Dr R. Thresher (CSIRO, Climate from Deep Sea Corals); M. Cheetham (Southern Cross University, history of rainfall in N. Queensland); Dr J. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science, climate records from tropical corals); Dr E. Krull,

Dr J. Sanderman (CSIRO, history of Coorong Delta); Dr L. Wallis (Flinders University, dating of Coorong settlement); Dr L. Reed (Flinders University, Vegetation history of Naracoorte Cave region).

Dr M.A. FORSTER has begun a collaboration with Dr F. Jourdan, Prof B. McInnes, S. Reddy and Z-X. Li, Curtin University of Technology; Dr G. Rosenbaum and P. Vasconcelos, The University of Queensland; Prof D. Cooke and Dr A. Harris, University of Tasmania; Prof D. Giles and Prof A. Collins, The University of Adelaide; Prof J. Aitchison, University of Hong Kong, Dr N. Daczko, Macquarie University; Prof W. Collins, James Cook University; Dr T. McCuaig and Dr J. Miller, The University of Western Australia; and Prof G. Lister, Prof B. Pillians and Prof R. Grun, The Australian National University; Dr H. Zwigmann, Dr N. Evans and Prof M. McWilliams, CSIRO - in association with the awarded LIEF Grant for an ANU Argon Facility.

Dr M.A. FORSTER has an ongoing collaboration with James Cook University, Qld working with Prof W. Collins on dating movement zones in far north Queensland.

Dr J. FOSTER with Australian Scientific Instruments, various SHRIMP Projects.

Dr M. HONDA with A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne) and Prof A. Chivas (The University of Wollongong), Continuation of collaboration on cosmogenic noble gas studies in young basalts; A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds; Dr M. Kendrick (The University of Melbourne), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in ore-forming minerals.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER collaborates with Dr T. Davis, University of Queensland on misconceptions about the big bang, energy conservation in cosmology and the relationship between entropy and gravity.

Emeritus Professor I. McDOUGALL is an Honorary Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Queensland, where he is collaborating with Professor P. Vasconcelos, Dr B. Cohen and Dr D. Thiede on further isotopic dating by the 40Ar/39Ar technique of samples from the Turkana Basin in East Africa, especially in relation to evolution of the basin and the time scale for hominin evolution, as many important fossils have been found within the sedimentary sequences.

Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Dr G. Rosenbaum and Mr P. Li, University of Queensland, Brisbane, on chronology of magmatism in the New England Orocline.

Mr R. SCHINTEIE collaborated with Dr N. Sherwood (CSIRO, Sydney).

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd. (Canberra) – SHRIMP development and marketing. With Prof B.W. Chappell (University of Wollongong) – granite geochemistry.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr J.A. Trotter (University of Western Australia, Perth) and Prof. I. Metcalfe (University of New England, Armidale) – Palaeoclimatology using marine bioapatite oxygen isotopes.

Earth Environment

Mr N. DARRENOUGUE collaborated with Dr. Daniel Ierodiaconou, Deakin University, Warrnambool (Vic) to organise a fieldtrip planned in Victoria for February 2010.

Ms A. DE LEON collaborates with Prof Bill Maher, University of Canberra; Prof Malcolm McCulloch (UWA); Mr Mark Rosenburg, CSIRO.

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr. Edward Butler (CISRO), Dr. Andrew Bowie (ACE CRC), Christel Hassler (University of Technology Sydney) on Trace metals in Tasman Sea waters, and Prof. William Maher (University of Canberra) on Germanium and silicon isotope fractionation in sponges and diatoms.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr J. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr G. Meyers (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) on ARC Discovery Grant DP0663227 (2006-2010): The Indian Ocean Dipole, Australasian drought, and the great-earthquake cycle: Long-term perspectives for improved prediction.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr R. Drysdale (University of Newcastle) and Dr J. Hellstrom (University of Melbourne) on ARC Discovery grant DP1095673 (2010-2012): Multi-proxy fingerprinting, absolute dating, and large-scale modelling of Quaternary climate-volcano-environment impacts in southern Australasia.

Prof R. GRÜN obtained with Dr R. ARMSTRONG, Prof M SPRIGGS (Archaeology and Anthropology), Dr C. Falgueres (Département de Préhistoire du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris) and Dr. B. Maureille (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux 1) an ARC grant Understanding the migrations of prehistoric populations through direct dating and isotopic tracking of their mobility patterns for 2011 to 2014, with a total value of $ 460,000.

Prof R. GRÜN was also part of the consortium of the successful ARC LIEF application for a state of the art Ar/Ar dating facility (Prof G. LISTER being the lead CI).

Prof GRÜN collaborated with Prof A. Roberts and Dr Z. Jacobs, University of Wollongong, and Prof G. Duller, University of Aberystwyth, on the ARC grant Out of Africa and into Australia: robust chronologies for turning points in modern human evolution and dispersal.

Prof GRÜN worked with Dr E. RHODES, Prof S Webb (Bond University) and Drs N Stern (La Trobe University) and A. Fairbairn (University of Queensland), on the ARC Linkage grant Environmental Evolution of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

MR S. HUI, with Dr. Fred Jourdan, Western Australia Argon Isotope Facility, Curtin University, Western Australia, on 39Ar-40Ar dating of Lunar Impact Spherules.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, with Prof M.A.J. Williams (University of Adelaide) and Prof R. Bourman (University of South Australia) on landscape evolution in southern South Australia.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, with Dr B. Kohn (University of Melbourne) on apatite fission track thermochronology and landscape evolution in the Tanami Desert.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, with Mr K. Mulvaney (Rio Tinto Iron Ore) on Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS collaborates with Prof. Z. Li (Curtin University), Dr P.W. Schmidt, Prof. M. McWilliams (CSIRO), Dr R. Musgrave (Geological Survey of NSW).

Miss C.M. THOMPSON collaborates with Dr C. Hassler (University of Technology, Sydney), Dr E. Butler (CSIRO), Dr A. Bowie (University of Tasmania) and Miss M. Sinoir (CSIRO, University of Tasmania).

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R.J. ARCULUS with Prof D. Gust (QUT), Dr K. Knesel (University of Queensland), Prof S. Turner (Macquarie University), Dr L. Danyushevsky (University of Tasmania), Dr C. Yeats (CSIRO), Drs K.J.A. Wills and R. Langford (Flinders Mines).

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Prof M.A. Knackstedt, Dr M. Madadi, Dr A.P. Sheppard and others in the Department of Applied Mathematics, RSPhysE, on characterisation of rock fabric and its relationship to acoustic anisotropy.

Prof S.F. COX and Dr A. Halfpenny are collaborating with Prof D Cooke, University of Tasmania, on aspects of the development of fracture-controlled flow systems in intrusion-related hydrothermal ore systeMs This collaboration forms part of the activities of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Ore Deposits.

Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Dr D.R. Cooke at the University of Tasmania, Centre of Excellence for Ore Deposits, Hobart.

Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Rene Hoeg at Buehler technologies.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr C. Spandler (James Cook University, Townsville), on element recycling in subduction zones.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr C. Gregory (Curtin University, Perth) on the timing of Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr M. Turner (Macquarie University, Sydney) on water incorporation into clinopyroxene.

Mr K.N. HORNER, Dr D.C. McPhail, Dr M.D. Norman, Dr W. McLean (Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney), Mr J.G. McDonald (ANU), ARC Linkage Project on the Groundwater Dynamics of the Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater Management Area.

Prof I. JACKSON collaborated with Prof Z. Stachurski (Dept. of Engineering, CECS, ANU).

Ms K. KISEEVA with Prof V. Kamenetsky (CODES and School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania), Dr R. Maas (University of Melbourne) on investigations of early melting of eclogite xenoliths from kimberlite pipes.

Prof G. LISTER, in conjunction with the creation of an ANU-JdL joint argon facility, has begun collaboration with Dr F. Jourdan, Prof B. McInnes, S. Reddy and Z-X. Li, Curtin University of Technology; Dr G. Rosenbaum and P. Vasconcelos, The University of Queensland; Prof D. Cooke and Dr A. Harris, University of Tasmania; Prof D. Giles and Prof A. Collins, The University of Adelaide; Prof J. Aitchison, University of Hong Kong, Dr N. Daczko, Macquarie University; Prof W. Collins, James Cook University; Prof T.C. McCuaig and Prof J. Miller, The University of Western Australia; and Dr M.A. Forster, Prof B. Pillians and Prof R. Grun, The Australian National University; Dr H. Zwigmann, Dr N. Evans and Prof M. McWilliams, CSIRO. The intended facility has attracted widespread national and international support, and it has been awarded an equipment grant by the Australian Research Council.

Prof G. LISTER has an ongoing collaboration with Prof W. Collins at James Cook University working with on dating movement zones in far north Queensland.

Prof G. LISTER has continued collaboration with the NCRIS NanoSIMS Facility at UWA and the AINSE SIMS at UWS for microprofiling enabling garnet-ilmenite geospeedometry.

Prof G. LISTER has continued collaboration with AngloGold Ashanti in Perth in support of the 4D South America project.

Dr L. MARTIN collaborates with Dr T. Rushmer and Dr S. Turner, on a lawsonite project, and with Dr M.-A. Kakzmarek (Curtin University) and Pr G. Clarke (University of Sydney), on the significance of texture and zoning in eclogitic garnet crystals.

Dr J. MAVROGENES collaborates with Steve Barnes (CSIRO E&M), Dr M. Fiorentini (UWA), Dr A. Tomkins (Monash).

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Dr J. Moreau (Melbourne University) on microbial impacts on U isotopes, Dr S. Lamontagne (CSIRO) on acid drainage and groundwater in salt disposal basins, Dr W. McLean (Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney) on groundwater dynamics in the Lower Murrumbidgee, Prof K. McQueen (University of Canberra) and Mr K. Scott (CSIRO) on regolith and ore deposits.

Dr O. Nebel with Dr T. Ivanic (WA Geologic Survey), Dr R. Langford (Flinders Inc) on an ARC linkage project, Dr Woodhead (Melbourne).

Prof H. O’NEILL is collaborating with Dr C. Spandler of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, on diffusion of trace elements in olivine and other minerals at high temperature.

Ms A. ROSENTHAL collaborates with Prof D. H. Green (CODES, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) on the role of water and of melting in the upper mantle at pressures to 6 GPa.

Ms I. STENHOUSE, PhD candidate, with Assoc. Prof M. Kilburn of CMCA (University of Western Australia).

Miss D. TANNER with Dr J.A. Mavrogenes and Dr S.J. Barnes (CSIRO), The role of volatile metalloids and chalcogens in the evolution of sulfide melts.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY collaborates with Prof V. Kamenetsky (University of Tasmania) on petrological studies of garnet peridotite xenoliths from the Kaapvaal and Siberian cratons, with Prof V. Kamenetsky, Dr G.T. Nichols (Macquarie University) and Dr A. Rosenthal (ANU) on the petrogenesis of kimberlite-related rocks from Antarctica, with Dr A. Rosenthal (ANU) and Prof D.H. Green (University of Tasmania) on experimental studies of partial melting of heterogeneous mantle, and with Dr A. Rosenthal (ANU) on experimental studies of the stability of phlogopite in peridotite with excess water.

Mr L. T. WHITE collaborates with Dr P. Lennox (UNSW) on mapping the extent and nature of shear zones in the Wyangala Batholith.

Earth Physics

Dr G.O. HUGHES and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS with Prof. K. Lovegrove and Dr J. Pye (Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, ANU) on convective flows in solar thermal systems.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO collaborates with Prof. Dietmar Mueller and Dr. Christian Heine at the University of Sydney.

AuScope

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT acts as coordinator of the Earth Imaging component of AuScope, with particular responsibilities for the transect component.

In May 2010 a 640 km long reflection traverse was carried out jointly with the Geological Survey of Western Australia. A set of three reflection lines link from the Pilbara Craton across the Capricorn Orogen into the Northern Yilgarn Craton. Despite some offsets dictated by road access the continuity of structure is high and the quality of data very good.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT has also been involved with the interpretation of the GOMA reflection line in southern central Australian, and the Delamarian transect in western Victoria and South Australia.

Prof K. LAMBECK was a member of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC.

Dr S. POZGAY collaborates with Geoscience Australia and the University of New South Wales.

Dr. N. RAWLINSON collaborates with Dr. Dick Glen and Dr. Dave Robson from the Geological Survey of New South Wales on seismic tomography in southeast Australia; with Dr. Anya Reading at the University of Tasmania on seismic imaging in Tasmania; and with Dr. Wouter Schellart from Monash University on subduction zone seismicity.

Dr M.L. RODERICK with Dr R. Donohue, Mr T. VanNeil, Dr T. McVicar of CSIRO, Hydrologic impacts of climate change.

Dr M.L. RODERICK with Prof G Farquhar (RSB, ANU), Prof Mark Adams (University of Sydney), Prof David Tissue (University of Western Sydney), Hydrologic impacts of bushfires.

Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Dr. A. Reading (Univ. of Tasmania) on inference methods applied to geological problems.

Dr H TKALČIĆ collaborates with Dr. A. Reading (University of Tasmania) on using CAPRA deployment data for studying lithospheric structure of Western Australia.

Dr P. TREGONING collaborates with Dr C. Watson (University of Tasmania), Dr M. Lebalnc (University of Queensland), Dr K. Fleming, Professor W. Featherstone (Curtin University of Technology), Dr. A. van Dijk (CSIRO).

Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR) Research Facility in Earth Sounding

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT is Director of ANSIR which continues as a National Research Facility, as a joint venture between The Australian National University, Geoscience Australia and the University of Adelaide, linking to the Earth Imaging component of AuScope. RSES supports the portable seismic instruments.

The ANSIR portable equipment is available via a competitive proposal scheme, with support in 2010 for broadband instruments in Central Australia and short-period experiments in NSW and Tasmania.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

The Australian IODP Office (AIO) is at RSES. The Australian Research Council, fourteen Universities, three Government Agencies, and a marine geoscience peak body (MARGO) provide funding for Australia’s membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), a major international program. Naturally, the office has collaborated with a great number of individuals in Universities, Government agencies and foreign agencies. Support has been provided to a petroleum geologist from Woodside Petroleum to enable him to get access to Triassic cores from the Exmouth Plateau held in the IODP core repository in Japan.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr I. Graham (University of NSW), on megacrystic zircons from Cenozoic intraplate basalts along the Indo-Pacific continental margins; Dr L. Shewan (University of Sydney) on studies of human mobility on Archaeological sites from Cambodia; Professor D. Phillips and Michael Fonti (University of Melbourne) on constraining the timing of metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration using monazite and xenotime; Dr Malcolm Roberts (Marengo Mining Ltd) on the geochronology of the Yandera region, Papua New Guinea and Dr M. Doyle (AngloGold-Ashanti) on geochronology of granite and gneiss.

Mr C.M. FANNING with Professor G. Clarke and Ms Kayla Maloney (Sydney University) on the timing and tectonic evolution of Cordillera Darwin, Tierra del Fuego; Dr Scott Bryan (University of Queensland) on oxygen isotope ratios and trace element compositions of quartz in felsic volcanic rocks from Mexico and Dr Pavlina Hasalova (Monash University) on the age of zircons in situ in pieces of Variscan age granitic rocks.

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is working with Dr D. Fink of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Dr E. A. FELTON, Earth and Marine Sciences, RSES, ANU & on cosmogenic age dating of rocky coastal geomorphic features.

Dr E. A. FELTON is working with Dr D. Fink of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Dr K. A. W. Crook, Earth and Marine Sciences, RSES, ANU on cosmogenic age dating of rock coastal geomorphic features.

Dr P.J. JONES with Dr J. R. Laurie (Geoscience Australia), on palaeontological studies of Ostracoda (bivalved Crustacea) from the Early Carboniferous of the Bonaparte Basin, northwestern Australia.

Dr W. Mayer continued his collaboration with the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris on the description and interpretation of the geological collections made by various French expeditions to Australia between 1801 and 1841.

Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Dr P.W. Schmidt (CSIRO) as guest editor for a special volume on paleomagnetism and rock magnetism for the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

KEITH SCOTT with CSIRO Earth Science & Resource Engineering and David Wallace, Ben Johnson and Vladimir David (MMG Ltd), carbonate geochemistry.

KEITH SCOTT with Robert Hough (CSIRO Earth Science & Resource Engineering) and Nigel Radford (Newmont Asia Pacific Ltd), rutile chemistry.

Dr GAVIN YOUNG has collaborated with Dr K. Trinajstic and Dr K. Grice (Curtin University), Dr T. Holland (Museum Victoria), Dr T. Wright (Univ. of Wollongong), Drs I. Percival, J. Pickett and L. Sherwin (NSW Geological Survey), Dr C. Burrow (Queensland Museum), and Dr Yong-Yi Zhen and Mr R. Jones (Australian Museum).

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr C. Stirling, Otago University, NZ, on detecting small uranium isotopic variations in nature and evaluating their origin and significance.

Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr A. Krot, University of Hawaii, USA, on the origin of chondrites and their parent asteroids.

Dr Y. AMELIN with Professor S. Jacobsen, Harvard University, USA, on chronology of the Solar System’s oldest solids.

Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr K. Kossert, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany, on determination of half-lives of short-lived isotopes.

Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr Q. Yin, University of California Davis, USA, on the origin of chondrites and their parent asteroids.

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr A. D. Brandon (University of Houston) on development and application of high precision isotopic methods to reconstruct the early histories of the Earth and Moon.

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr J. Baker and Dr M. Handler (Victoria University of Wellington) on the development of analytical techniques for measurement of Pt stable isotopic compositions applied to understanding terrestrial core formation.

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr Q. Yin (University of California, Davis) and Dr V. Debaille (University Libre de Bruxelles) on determining high precision Nd isotopic compositions of meteorites.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof J. Banfield, C. Jones (UC Berkeley), Dr K. Heidelberg (University of Southern California), Prof E. Allen (UC San Diego), Prof E. Roden (University of Wisconsin in Madison), Lipidomics and metagenomics of saline Lake Tyrrell, Victoria.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof N. Butterfield, M. Pawlowska (University of Cambridge) and R. Schinteie (RSES, ANU), The Paleontology and organic geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic successions from Russia, and Molecular Taphonomic Models of the Proterozoic.

Ms T.A. EWING collaborates with Dr R. Anczkiewicz, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, on the accuracy of Hf isotope measurements on rutile by LA-MC-ICPMS.

Dr. S.J. FALLON collaborates with Dr B. Roark (Texas A&M), Dr T. Guilderson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) on climate records from North Pacific Deep Sea Corals; Dr L. Skinner on ocean overturning from deep sea sediment cores; Drs P. Montagna, S. Silenzi (ICRAM, Italy) on Mediterrean sea level and radiocarbon reservoir ages.

Dr M.A. FORSTER has started a collaboration with Prof J. Burg, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on the dating of movement zones in Rhodope, Northern Greece.

Dr M.A. FORSTER is collaborating with Dr Lozios, The National University of Athens, Greece, dating movement zones associated with exhumation of HP/LT rocks, Evia, Greece.

Dr M.A. FORSTER with SE Asia Research Group - Royal Holloway University of London, UK, Prof R. Hall and Dr M. Cottam, dating the granitic exhumation on Borneo, Malaysia, and extension on Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Dr M.A. FORSTER with Prof T. Ahmad, The National University of Delhi, India, an Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Grant has been submitted to date extension in northern India (Title: ‘Himalayan Mantled Gneiss Domes’).

Dr M. HONDA with Dr J. Harris (The University of Glasgow, UK) and Dr T. Matsumoto (International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds.

Mrs A. JARRETT with Simon Poulton, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the speciation of iron in Neoproterozoic oceans of Australia.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER with Prof P.C.W. Davies, Director of Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University on efforts to find alternative or “shadow” life on Earth and on taking an astrobiological approach to understanding cancer.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER with Prof C. McKay NASA Ames on efforts to find alternative or “shadow” life on Earth.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER with Prof D. Schwartzman, Geology and Geochemistry, Howard University, on the thermal history of the Earth and life on billion year timescales.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER is developing collaborations with Prof N. Sleep, Stanford University, Prof P. Nicholson, Cornell University, Prof L. Krauss, Director of the Origins Initiative, Arizona State University and Dr C. Maley, Center for Evolution and Cancer, University of California, San Francisco.

Emeritus Professor I. McDOUGALL is working closely with Professor F.H. Brown of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in relation to the Turkana Basin in East Africa. Professor Brown and his collaborators have been responsible for much of the stratigraphy and stratigraphic assignments of fossils in the basin.

Mr S. McKIBBIN with R. Mishra of the Centre de Recherches Petrographique et Geochimie (CRPG -CNRS), Nancy, on Fe-Ni systematics in olivine from meteorites.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof M. Engi, Mr D. Regis and Miss P. Manzotti University of Bern, Switzerland, on the chronology of Alpine subduction and Permian extension in the Western Alps.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof R. Carosi, University of Pisa, Italy and Dr D. Visona’, University of Padova, Italy on the chronology of granite formation and deformation in the Himalaya.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof S. Chakraborty, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, Dr R. Anczkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, Prof S. Dasguspta, University of Allahabad, India and Prof D. K. Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India on the chronology of metamorphism in the Sikkim region of the Himalayas.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof R. Compagnoni, Dr B. Lombardo and Dr S. Ferrando, University of Torino, Italy, on the age and composition of zircon in high-pressure granulites from the Argentera Massif, Western Alps.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr M. Beltrando University of Turin, Italy and Dr G. Manatchal, University of Strasburg, France, on the chronology of major detachments within the Alpine orogeny.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr M. Beltrando and Mr A. Vitale-Brovarone University of Turin, Italy on the timing of subduction of the Corsican ophiolites.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr B. Cenki-Tok, University of Monpellier, France on the behaviour of allanite during deformation.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr P. Vonlanthen, University of Lausanne, Switzerland on the deformation and recrystallization of zircon.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof K. Stüwe and Miss D. Gasser, University of Graz, Austria on the chronology of metamorphism in the Chugach Metamorphic Complex, Alaska.

Mr R. Schinteie with Ms M. Pawlowska (Cambridge University, UK), Dr D. Fike (Washington University at St Louis) and Dr M. van Zuilen (Bergen University, Norway).

Mr A. STEPANOV with Dr A. Korsakov, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, on the geochemistry of UHP rocks from the Kokchetav metamorphic complex.

Mr A. STEPANOV with C.Y. Wang, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, China, on the interpretation of detrital zircons from Russia.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS and Prof R.W.R. RUTLAND with Dr J. Kousa (Geological Survey of Finland) on the evolution of the Svecofennian orogen.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr J. Wiszniewska and Dr E. Krzeminska (Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw) on the evolution of the basement beneath the East European Platform in Poland.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr K. Sajeev (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) on the thermal history of ultra-high temperature granulites, Sri Lanka.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr E.V.S.S.K. Babu (National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad). Dating of Indian kimberlite.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr P. Ghosh and Mr R. Rangarajan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore). Oxygen isotope proxies for sources of Indian rainfall.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr K. Terada (Hiroshima University). Oxygen isotopes in meteoritic apatite.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS helped host short visits to RSES by scientific delegations from the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources (April) and the Korea Basic Science Institute (November).

Earth Environment

Mr N. DARRENOUGUE, with Dr. C. Payri (member of the PhD supervisory panel) and Dr. G. Cabioch from the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), Nouméa (New Caledonia).

Prof P. DE DECKKER collaborates with Ms A. DE LEON collaborates with Dr Helen Bostock, National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand; Dr Michelle Kelly, NIWA, Dr Martin Wille (University of Tübingen).

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr. Michelle Kelly (NIWA, NZ) on Understanding the growth habits of deep sea sponges, with Dr. Philip Boyd (NIWA, NZ) and Dr. Cliff Law (NIWA, NZ) on Trace element cycling in the Tasman Sea, with Dr Derek Vance (University of Bristol, UK) on isotope fractionation in diatoms and zinc isotopes in oceanic waters.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr W. Hantoro and Dr D. Natawidjaja (Indonesian Institute of Sciences), Prof. Z. Liu (University of Wisconsin – Madison), and Prof. K. Sieh (Earth Observatory of Singapore) on ARC Discovery Grant DP0663227 (2006-2010): The Indian Ocean Dipole, Australasian drought, and the great-earthquake cycle: Long-term perspectives for improved prediction.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr W. Hantoro (Indonesian Institute of Sciences), Prof. L. Edwards and Dr H. Cheng (University of Minnesota), and Dr G. Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies) on ARC Discovery grant DP1095673 (2010-2012): Multi-proxy fingerprinting, absolute dating, and large-scale modelling of Quaternary climate-volcano-environment impacts in southern Australasia.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Co-Chief Investigators Dr Jody Webster (University of Sydney), Assoc. Prof. Y. Yokoyama (University of Tokyo) and the Expedition Scientists of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 325: Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes.

Prof R. GRÜN collaborated with Prof C. Falgueres, Dr J.J. Bahain and other staff members of the the Département de Préhistoire du Musée National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris, and Dr. M Duval (Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Burgos) on the further development of dating techniques. He collaborates with Drs D. Grimaud-Hervé and M.H. Moncel on the application of new isotopic systems on Neanderthal remains.

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates on similar application with Prof B. Maureille, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux 1, on the sites of Les Predelles, La-Chapelle-aux-Saints, La Piage, Les Fieux, and Rescoundudou where Mr. I. MOFFAT will carry out aspects of his PhD studies.

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with many international scholars on the timing of modern human evolution. He has collected hominid samples Skhul, Qafzeh, Tabun, Kebara and Amud, Israel (Prof Y. Rak, Department of Anatomy, Haifa University), Broken Hill, Omo 1, Wadjak, Iwo Eleru (Prof C.B. Stringer, Natural History Museum, London). He collaborates with Dr J. Brink, Bloemfontein, on the dating of a range of sites in South Africa, including the newly discovered human site of Cornelia.

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with Prof S. Brandt (University of Florida), Prof M. Rodrigo (University of Madrid), Prof J. Richter (Universität zu Köln), Prof G. Barker (University of Cambridge) on dating work in Africa.

Prof R. Grün collaborates with the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, on the dating of elevated river terraces for the reconstruction of elevation rates in the Himalayas as well as using paramagnetic centres in quartz for the calculation of cooling rates in the Pamir.

Prof R. GRÜN continues collaboration with Dr A. Pike, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, on uranium uptake of bones and Prof T. de Torres, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid, on the calibration of amino acid racemisation in bones, cave bear evolution.

MR S. HUI, with Prof. Ralph P. Harvey, Department of Geological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on analysis of cosmic spherules from the Lewis Cliff, Antarctica.

Ms S.C. LEWIS, with Dr A. LeGrande, Dr M. Kelley and Dr G. Schmidt at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, on modelling water isotopes in precipitation.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, with Prof J. Ogg (Purdue University, USA), Prof. F. Gradstein (University of Oslo, Norway) and Prof P. Gibbard (Cambridge University) on the status of the Quaternary in the International Geological Time Scale.

Prof B.J PILLANS, with Dr T. Barrows (Exeter University) on Southern Hemisphere Late Pleistocene glacial chronologies.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, co-editing a new book on Australian geomorphology with Prof P. Bishop (Glasgow University).

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS collaborates with Prof. E.J. Rohling, Prof. P.A. Wilson, Dr L. Chang, Dr I. Harding, Dr I. Bailey, Dr J. Stanford, Dr L. Jovane, Dr H. Pälike (National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK), Dr Fabio Florindo (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Rome, Italy), Prof. Wyn Williams, Dr Chris Rowan (University of Edinburgh, UK), Dr Adrian Muxworthy (Imperial College, London), Dr Chorng-Shern Horng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Dr J.C. Larrasoaña (Spanish Geological Survey, Zaragoza, Spain), Prof. Q. Liu, Dr G. Paterson (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), Dr C. MacNiocaill (Oxford University), Prof. R.D. Norris (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA), Prof. J.C. Zachos (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA), Dr Kais Mohamed (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA), Prof. K. Kodama, Dr. Y. Yamamoto (Kochi Core Center, Japan), Dr Yusuke Suganuma (National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan).

Miss C.M. THOMPSON collaborated with Dr P. Rafter (Princeton, US) and Miss A. Robinson (University of Lincoln, New Zealand).

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R. ARCULUS collaborates with Prof T. Plank (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory), Prof K. Kelley (University of Rhode Island), Profs J. Blundy and M. Kendall (University of Bristol), Prof J. Davidson and Dr C. MacPherson (University of Durham), Drs J. Lupton and E. Baker (NOAA) on the Lesser Antilles Island Arc and submarine arc-backarc volcanism of the western Pacific.

Mr C. AUGENSTEIN collaborates with Prof J-P. Burg at ETH in Zurich on the tectonic evolution of the European Central Alps.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborated with Drs D. Atencio and M.B. Andrade (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil), Dr R. Gieré (Institut für Geowissenswchaften, Freiburg, Germany) and Dr P.M. Kartashov (IGEM, Moscow, Russia) on the report of the Pyrochlore Group subcommittee of the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification of the IMA.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Drs J. Chen, Y. Zhou and others (Peking University, Beijing, China).

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Dr S.J. Mills and others (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada).

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Sr S.M. Clark and others (Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, USA).

Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Dr M.D. Welch (Natural History Museum, London, UK).

Prof S.F. COX and Mr P. Stenhouse are collaborating with Prof J. Urai (RWTH-Aachen, Germany) on using exceptionally well-exposed vein systems, associated with fault zones in Oman, to explore the distribution of fluid flow during the evolution of the fault system.

Prof D. ELLIS collaborates with Dr Kei Sato, University of Kyoto and Dr G. Zhang, Beijing University.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Prof I. PARSONS, Grant Institute, University of Edinburgh, natural and laboratory induced microstructures in alkali feldspars and implications for fluid transport in crustal rocks, with Dr A. CAMACHO, University of Manitoba and Dr J.K. LEE, Queens University, Canada, defect microstructures in phlogopites and their effects on diffusion rates for Ar.

Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Prof D. Prior, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, and Dr J. Wheeler, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, on the recrystallisation and nucleation mechanisms in quartzites and marbles.

Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Prof D. Prior, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, on the controlling deformation mechanisms of gabbroic shear zones collected on IODP Expedition 304/305.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr Q. Qing (Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China) on the formation of high Mg-diorites and the differentiation of the continental crust.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr A. Korsakov (Novosibirsk, Russia) on coesite and diamond facies metamorphism in the Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof L. Baumgartner and Prof O. Müntener (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), on the formation and subduction of altered oceanic crust in the Alps.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof M. Engi (University of Berne, Switzerland) on Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof B. Cesare (University of Padova, Italy), Prof I. Buick (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and Dr A. Acosta Vigil (University of Granada, Spain), on partial melting in crustal xenoliths of the South Spanish volcanic province.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof M.T. Gomez Pugnaire and Mr J.A. Padron (University of Granada, Spain), on dehydration of antigorite in subducted serpentinites.

Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr M. Beltrando (University of Torino, Italy), on formation and evolution of blueschist and eclogite facies rocks in the Western Alps and Corsica.

Mr K.N. HORNER and Dr D. Allen (Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada) collaborated on the development of a numerical mass transport model of the Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater Management Area.

Prof I. JACKSON collaborated with Dr D.R. Schmitt and Ms H. Schijns (University of Alberta, Canada), Dr U.H. Faul (Boston University, Profs D.L. Kohlstedt and M. Zimmermann (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), Dr A. Barnhoorn (Utrecht University), Dr J. Kung (National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan), Prof R.C. Liebermann (Stony Brook University), Prof Y. Kono (Ehime University, Japan), and Drs S.J.S. Morris and L.C. Lee (University of California, Berkeley) in the laboratory measurement and modelling of seismic properties.

Ms K. KISEEVA collaborated with Dr D. Petrov, Prof Yu. Marin, Saint-Petersburg State Mining Institute, Russia on investigations of Rare Earth Elements patterns of zircons from Salmi Granite Pluton, Russia.

Ms K. KISEEVA collaborated with Dr K. Litasov, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan on high pressure (up to 20 GPa) experimental studies of carbonate eclogite.

Prof G. LISTER has continued collaboration with Prof Jean-Pierre Burg, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on the evolution of the Lepontine culmination in the Swiss Alps.

Prof G. LISTER has continued collaboration with Prof Sumit Chakraborty, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, on garnet-ilmenite geospeedometry.

Prof G. LISTER has continued collaboration with Prof Talat Ahmad, The National University of Delhi, India, investigating the evolution of the Ladakh Batholith and environs.

Dr L. MARTIN collaborates with Pr S. Duchene (LMTG, Toulouse, France), Dr E. Deloule (CRPG, Nancy, France) and Pr O. Vanderhaeghe (G2R, Nancy, France) on the metamorphic evolution of Ikaria Island (Greece). Dr L. Martin collaborates with Dr M. Ballevre and Dr P. Boulvais (University of Rennes, France) on the significance of texture and zoning in eclogitic garnet crystals.

Dr J. MAVROGENES collaborates with Dr S.J. Barnes (Quebec), Dr B. Berger (USGS), Dr A. Reyes (GNS New Zealand), Dr J. Mungall (Toronto), Dr C. McFarlane (UNB), Dr F. Jenner (Misasa).

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Prof K. Kyser (Queen’s University, Canada), Dr C. Stirling (Otago University, New Zealand) and Dr S. Wakelin (AgResearch, New Zealand) on uranium isotope fractionation.

Dr O. NEBEL collaborates with Dr van Westrenen and Dr Vroon, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dr Scherer, Universität Münster, Germany; Dr Mezger, Universität Bern, Switzerland; Dr Raith, Universität Bonn, Germany.

Prof H. O’NEILL is collaborating with Dr A. Berry, Imperial College, University of London, UK, on using XANES spectroscopy to quantify oxidation states in silicate melts. He is working with Prof. Herbert Palme of the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany on refining estimates of the chemical composition of the Earth.

Dr R. RAPP is collaborating with Prof T. Irifune (Director), of the Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, Prof N. Shimizu of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, and Prof D.J. Weidner, of the Mineral Physics Institute, Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University, USA, on experimental characterization of the physical and chemical properties of subducted crustal rocks (MORB, continental sediment) in the mantle transition zone.

Dr R. RAPP is collaborating with Prof Herve Martin and Dr D. Laporte of the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Universite de Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Dr G. Yaxley and DR M. Norman of the Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU, on experimental studies on the origin of “primitive” granitoids in the Neo-Archean, and their genetic relationship to the chemical evolution of the subcratonic lithospheric mantle (SCLM).

Ms A. ROSENTHAL collaborates with Dr I. Kovács, Eötvös Lorand Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, on studies of minor amounts of H2O in melts of residual eclogite, and H2O in nominally anhydrous minerals.

Ms A. ROSENTHAL collaborates with Prof S.F. Foley, Mainz University, Germany on a) the establishment of near-solidus melts of peridotite in the presence of CO2 and H2O at 4-6 GPa, using piston-cylinder apparaturs; and b) studies regarding the petrogenesis of East African Rift volcanics.

Ms I. STENHOUSE, PhD Candidate, collaborates with Prof Sumit Chakraborty & Dr Ralf Dohmen of Ruhr-univesität Bochum,Germany on experiments designed to investigate exchange kinetics between garnet and ilmenite.

Mr P. STENHOUSE and Prof S. F. Cox collaborate with Prof J. Urai, M. Arndt and S. Virgo, RWTH-Aachen, Germany, on the fracture-controlled fluid flow in the Jabal Akhdar dome of Oman.

Mr L.T. WHITE collaborates with Prof T. Ahmad (Delhi University) on geochronology in the Indian Himalaya and Shillong Plateau; as well as with Prof J. Aitchison (Hong Kong University) on deformable reconstructions of the Indian and Eurasian plates.

Mr J. L. WYKES commenced his Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Science and Engineering sponsored by BHP Billiton at the University of California Los Angeles, in collaboration with Prof C. E. Manning investigating the solubility of mantle minerals in aqueous fluids.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY collaborates with Dr A. Berry (Imperial College) and Prof A. Woodland (University of Frankfurt) on use of Mössbauer Spectroscopy and XANES to determine Fe3+ contents of mantle garnet, with Prof S. Foley (University of Mainz) and Dr A. Rosenthal (ANU) on high pressure melting of peridotite+CO2+H2O, and with Prof G.P. Brey and Dr Qiao Shu (University of Frankfurt) on Sm-Nd-Lu-Hf isotope systematics of garnet peridotites from the Diavik diamond mine, Canada.

Earth Physics

Mr T. BODIN collaborated with Kerry Gallagher, Universite de Rennes, France, on various aspect of transdimensional inverse methods. Thomas visited Kerry in Rennes in May 2010.

Prof. P. CUMMINS with Herve Damlamian and Arthur Web of the Sotuh Pacific Applied Geosciences Commission (SOPAC) in Fiji on tsunami modeling for the 2006 Tonga and 2007 Solomon Islands earthquakes; and Ms. Natalie Balfour of U. Victoria, Canada on stress inversion of earthquake data in the Flinders Ranges.

Prof. P. CUMMINS with Dr. Wayan Sengara and Prof. Sri Widiyantoro of Bandung Institute of Technology, Dr Danny Natawidjaja and Dr. Eko Yulianto of the Indonesian Insitute of Sciences, and Dr. Fauzi of the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics on problems related to earthquake hazard in Indonesia.

Dr A.McC. HOGG, Prof R.W. Griffiths and Dr M.L. Ward with Dr P. Berloff, Imperial College London, UK, and Prof W.K. Dewar, Florida State University, USA on the ocean energy cascade.

Dr A.McC. HOGG and Dr M.L. Ward with Dr R. Morrow, LEGOS/CNRS, Toulouse, France on eddies in the Southern Ocean.

Dr A.McC. HOGG with Dr M. Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, UK, Dr A.C. Naveira Garabato, National Oceanography Centre, UK and Dr R. Farneti, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy on the Southern Ocean overturning circulation.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO collaborates with Dr. Laurent Husson at Geosciences Rennes – France.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO collaborates with Prof. Claudio Faccenna, Dr. Francesca Funiciello, and Fabio Corbi at University of Rome 3 – Italy.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO collaborates with Dr. Erika Di Giuseppe at Universite Paris Sud – France.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO collaborates with Prof. Hans-Peter Bunge at LMU Munich – Germany.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT continues to collaborate with Dr S Fishwick, University of Leicester, UK, and Dr A. Fichtner, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands on surface wave tomography.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT has collaborated with Dr T. Furumura at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan on a variety of issues in seismic wave propagation, particularly the propagation of seismic waves in complex subduction zones and long range propagation in the oceanic lithosphere. A study testing conclusions from tomographic images of the subduction zones at the Hokkaido bend through the properties of guided waves was published this year.

Dr R.C. KERR with Prof. J. Lister and Mr A. Crosby, University of Cambridge, UK, and Dr. C. Meriaux, University of Lisbon, Portugal, on mantle plumes.

Prof K. LAMBECK has been a member of the Executive Committee of the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues and a Board Member of the InterAcademy Council. He continues as President of the Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies. He continues his research collaboration with researchers at the University of Lund (Sweden), with ENEA: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, and Instituto Zationale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome (Italy), and with the UK Environmental Factors in the Chronology of Human Evolution & Dispersal (EFCHED) programme focussing on the Africa-Arabia connection. He was a Senior Visitor at University College London during June-July 2010.

Prof K. LAMBECK is a lead author for the fifth IPCC assessment (Working Group 1) and a member of the steering committee of PALSEA (PALeo-constraints on SEA-level rise - a PAGES/IMAGES working group).

Dr H. MCQUEEN and Prof K. LAMBECK with Dr Y. Tamura (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mizusawa) on operation of a Superconducting Gravimeter at Mt Stromlo.

Dr H. MCQUEEN with S. Bonaimé and Dr E. Stutzmann of Progamme Geoscope at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris on operation of the Canberra Geoscope Seismic Station as a component of the French and Australian Tsunami Warning Centre networks.

Dr. N. Rawlinson collaborates with Dr. Stewart Fishwick from the University of Leicester on seismic tomography, and Prof. Greg Houseman from the University of Leeds on teleseismic tomography.

Dr S. POZGAY collaborates with Dr C Haberland (GFZ, Germany), M Barklege (ExxonMobil, USA), D Wiens (Washington University in St Louis, USA).

Dr M.L. RODERICK with Dr S. Schymanski (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry) and Prof M. Sivapalan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), on the inclusion of vegetation in hydrologic models.

Dr M. SALMON with Prof. T. Stern and Prof. M. Savage at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Continental Moho depth and its geodynamic consequences in the Northwest North Island, New Zealand.

Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Prof. K. Gallagher (Univ. of Rennes) on Bayesian methods of data inference, Prof. R. Snieder (Colorado School of Mines), Coda wave interferometry, Drs. E. Debayle and C. Zaroli (Univ. of Strasbourg) on mantle imaging with body waves, Prof. A. Jackson (ETH, Zurich) on statistical approaches to signal detection.

Dr E. SAYGIN collaborates with Prof. Tuncay Taymaz (Istanbul Technical University-Turkey and Dr. Stewart Fishwick (University of Leicester-UK).

Dr. H TKALČIĆ collaborates with Prof. V Cormier, University of Connecticut, and Dr. S Tanaka, JAMSTEC, Japan, on structure of the inner core and core-mantle boundary, with Profs. M Herak, D Herak, S Markusic and PhD student J. Stipcevic, University of Zagreb, on lithospheric structure of Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, with Dr. A Fichtner, Utrecht University on earthquake sources, with Dr. Y Chen, 3D Array Technologies, United States, on lithospheric structure of China, with Prof. L Pekevski, Skopje Seismological Laboratory, on lithospheric structure of Macedonia, with Prof. A Jackson, ETH, on the application of Benford’s law in geosciences, with Prof. J Rhee, Soul University on the Earth’s core, and with Dr B-S Huan and PhD student T-C Chi, Academia Sinica on lithospheric structure of Taiwan.

Dr P. TREGONING collaborates with Dr R. King and Prof. T.A. Herring (Massachussets Institute of Technology) and Dr G. Ramillien (CNRS, Toulouse, France).

Dr. E VANACORE collaborates with Dr. T. Taymaz and Y. Çubuk (Department of Geophysical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey) on characterization of the Anatolian crust.

Dr. E VANACORE collaborates with Dr F. Niu (Rice University) on seismic structure of the lowermost mantle.

Dr M.L. WARD with Prof. W.K. Dewar, Florida State University, on gravity wave dynamics.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Collaboration occurs with many scientists in America, Japan, Europe, New Zealand and Korea in the IODP context. We are part of ANZIC (Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium) and send Australian scientists to join IODP drilling expeditions each year. We also provide scientists for various IODP panels and reviews, and AIO is in daily contact with partner scientists and organizations around the world.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG collaborates with Prof. A. da Silva Filho and Assoc. Prof. I. de Pinho Guimaraes (Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil) on the geochronology and crustal growth history of the Borborema province, Brazil; Prof. N. Beukes (University of Johannesburg) on the detrital and igneous zircon record and chronology of the western margin of the Kaapvaal Craton; Dr G. de Kock (Council for Geoscience, South Africa) on the geochronology of the Damaran Belt, Namibia; C. Sanchez-Garrido and Prof Gary Stevens (University of Stellenbosch) on the U-Pb age and oxygen isotope composition of pebbles in the Moodies Group, Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa; J. Taylor and Prof Gary Stevens (University of Stellenbosch) on the monazite geochronology of the granulites from the Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland; Dr H. Mouri (University of Johannesburg) on the geochronology of komatiites from the Limpopo Mobile Belt, South Africa; Dr M. Rigby (University of Pretoria) on the timing of granulite metamorphism in titanites from the Limpopo Mobile Belt, South Africa; Dr P.Poprawa (Polish Geological Institute) on geochronology and provenance of zircons from Poland; Professor J. Moore (Rhodes University, South Africa) on provenance of zircons from Palaeoproterozoic diamictites in South Africa; Professor S. McCourt (University of KwaZulu-Natal) on the geochronology and O and Hf isotope characterisation of volcanic rocks of the Tugela Valley, South Africa.

Mr C.M. FANNING continued collaborations with Prof Paul K. Link, Ms Elizabeth Balgord and Mr Joshua Keeley (Idaho State University) and Dr C. Dehler (Utah State University) on the provenance and time of deposition of Neoproterozoic sequences in Utah and Idaho; Dr J. Goodge (University in Minnesota, Duluth) on the geochronology and provenance of sequences in the central Transantarctic Mountains and Wilkes Land, Antarctica; Prof F. Hervé (Universidad de Chile) and Dr R.J. Pankhurst (British Geological Survey) on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula; Prof C. Rapela (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina) and Dr R.J. Pankhurst (British Geological Survey) on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the north Rio de La Plata and adjacent cratons/terrains of Argentina; Dr C. Casquet and Dr C. Galindo (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the Sierras Pampeanas, NW Argentina and the Arequipamassif of Peru; Dr Christine Siddoway (Colorado College) and Dr Rory McFadden (University of Minnesota) on the tectonic evolution of the Fosdick Mountains, Mary Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is working with A/Prof. A. SWITZER, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on cosmogenic age dating of rocky coastal geomorphic features.

DR K. A. W. Crook served as an Assessor for Auburn University, Auburn AL., USA, at the request of Prof C E SAVDRA, Chairman of the Dept of Geology & Geography, to evaluate Dr Ashraf Uddin’s suitability for promotion to the rank of Professor, and to assess his achievements in teaching, outreach & research.

Dr E. A. FELTON collaborates with A/Prof. A. Switzer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on cosmogenic age dating of rock coastal geomorphic features.

Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Prof. D Ravat (University of Kentucky) on interpretation of Australian lithospheric magnetic anomalies.

Dr GAVIN YOUNG’s collaborations include Dr John Long, LA County Museum, Los Angeles, Prof. C. Marshall at University of California, Prof. M. Coates at the University of Chicago, Prof B. Fritzsch at Creighton University, Nebraska, Dr G. Retallack at the University of Oregon, Dr J. Maisey at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, Prof Zhu Min, Prof Chang Meemann and Dr Zhao Wen-Jin at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoanthropology, Academia Sinica, Beijing, Profs D. Goujet, P. Janvier and H. Lelievre at the Museum nationale d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, Dr B. Meyer-Berthaud at Montpellier University, Prof. P. Ahlberg at the University of Uppsala, Dr Peter Bartsch at Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, Dr Z. Johanson and Dr G. Edgecombe at the Natural History Museum, London, Dr Oleg Lebedev and Dr N. Krupina (Palaeontological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).

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COOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

Earth Chemistry

Dr V.C. BENNETT and Dr M. Honda with Dr M.J. van Kranendonk (Geological Survey of Western Australia); Determining early atmosphere compositions through noble gas investigations of the Archean Pilbara sediments.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Dr A. Wygralak (Northern Territory Geological Survey), Organic matter in copper deposits in Northern Territory.

Dr. S.J. FALLON with Dr. A. McDougall (Dept. Natural Resources & Water, aging of Queensland Lungfish).

Dr M.A. FORSTER with Dr G. Fraser (Geoscience Australia) undertaking 40Ar/39Ar geochronology on major shear zone movement in Australia.

Dr M.A. FORSTER with Geological Survey of Queensland (Withnal, I.W. and Blenkinsop T.G., Donchak, P.J., Fergusson, C.L.) via Williams Collins ARC Linkage Grant, LP0884011, Crustal Growth in the Northern Tasmanides.

Mr R. SCHINTEIE with Dr E. Grosjean and Dr J. Chen (both at Geoscience Australia).

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS holds a 25% appointment as Chief Scientist at Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of ANU Enterprise, where he works on SHRIMP development, marketing, testing and operator training. As part of his work with ASI, Dr Williams provided SHRIMP technical and scientific advice to the Geological Survey of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan), The National Institute of Polar Research (Tachikawa, Japan), The Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (Beijing, China), the All Russian Geological Research Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Korea Basic Science Institute (Ochang, South Korea), the University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), the University of Granada (Granada, Spain) and Geoscience Australia (Canberra).

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS also provided scientific and technical training in secondary ion mass spectrometry to scientists from laboratories that have purchased, or are considering purchasing, SHRIMP ion microprobes. From March to August, 2010, he hosted a visit to RSES by Prof F. Bea and Dr. P. Montero (University of Granada, Spain) during which he provided training in SHRIMP operation and maintenance. He continues to provide more advanced training to Dr C. Talavera (University of Granada, Spain) who arrived in April, 2010 for a stay of ~18 months. In January he assisted with SHRIMP marketing at a meeting of Indian geoscientists in Bangalore, in August he assisted with SHRIMP marketing at a meeting of Polish geoscientists in Warsaw, in September he spent about two weeks in Brazil assisting with the installation of the SHRIMP IIe/MC at the University of São Paulo and in October he spent three days in Tokyo assisting with the retuning of the NIPR SHRIMP II.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS and Ms H. Jeon are collaborating with Dr P. Blevin (Geological Survey of New South Wales) in an isotopic study of the Late Palaeozoic granites of southeastern Australia.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr R.S. Nicoll (Geoscience Australia, Canberra) on palaeoclimatology using marine bioapatite oxygen isotopes.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr K. Sircombe (Geoscience Australia) and the Australian Federal Police exploring potential forensic applications of the SHRIMP II.

Earth Environment

Prof R. GRÜN, with the Department of Environment and Conservation, NSW, and the Three Traditional Tribal Groups in the ARC Linkage grant Environmental Evolution of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, with Mr J. Wilford (Geoscience Australia) on landscape evolution in the Harden-Young region, N.S.W.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R.J. ARCULUS cooperates with Dr T. Ivanic (Geological Survey of Western Australia) and Dr K. Wills through an ARC Linkage Grant on the Windimurra-Narndee layered intrusions.

Prof S.F. COX is collaborating with Gold Fields Australia Limited in a PhD project “Deformational Controls on Dynamics of Fluid Flow, Hydrothermal Alteration and Ore Genesis, Argo Gold Deposit, WA”, and also collaborating with Gold Fields on an Honours project on the structural evolution of the Athena gold deposit.

Prof S.F. COX and Dr A. Halfpenny are collaborating with geoscientists at the Porgera gold deposit (PNG) on studying the development of fracture-controlled flow systems in this rich and very large, intrusion-related gold system. This collaboration forms part of the activities of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Ore Deposits.

Prof S.F. COX and Dr J. Mavrogenes collaborated with Anchor Resources in supervision of an honours project on the Wild Cattle Creek antimony-gold project.

Prof D. ELLIS collaborates with Dr C. Hepplewhite ACTEW Corporation.

Dr A. HALFPENNY and Prof S.F. Cox collaborate with Messrs T. Beardsmore, F. Tulleman and D. Schonfeldt, Porgera Joint Venture, Barrick Gold, on the structural controls and evolution of the Porgera gold deposit, Papua New Guinea.

Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Messrs B. Scott and J. Pinder, Rio Tinto on structural controls on the North Parkes copper/gold mine, NSW, AUS.

Mr K.N. HORNER (ANU), collaborated with Ms W. McLean and Ms L. Webb (Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney) and Mr P. Kumar (New South Wales Office of Water) during research conducted in the Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater Management Area.

Mr K.N. HORNER (ANU), collaborated with Mr P. Kumar, Mr D. Mampitiya and Mr D. O’Neill (New South Wales Office of Water) during development of a mass-transport model of the Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater Management Area.

Prof G. LISTER is collaborating with the Geological Survey of Queensland in connection with ARC Linkage Grant, LP0884011, Crustal Growth in the Northern Tasmanides.

Dr J MAVROGENES collaborates with Mr K. Wills (Flinders Mines).

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Mr P. Kumar (New South Wales Office of Water) and Dr W. McLean (Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney) on groundwater dynamics in the Lower Murrumbidgee.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY was awarded 4 days beamtime on the XFM beam-line at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne in May.

Earth Physics

Prof P. CUMMINS has worked with the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction to scope a project for earthquake hazard assessment in Indonesia.

Prof P.CUMMINS has worked with the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning System to improve methods for source characterization of tusnamigenic earthquakes.

Prof K. LAMBECK was President of the Australian Academy of Science until May 2010. In this capacity he served on a number of Government Committees and Councils including the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council. He was co-chair of the PMSEIC Expert Working Group ‘Challenges at Energy-Water-Carbon Intersections whose report was released on 1 December 2010.

Dr H. MCQUEEN with R. Tracey and N. Dando (Geoscience Australia) operation of absolute and relative gravimeters for monitoring of national reference benchmarks and accurate determination of ocean tide loading signals as part of the AuScope funded gravity program.

Dr H. MCQUEEN with Dr L. Hutton of the Geological Survey of Queensland on deployment of the MINQ passive seismic array in North Queensland as part of an AuScope funded project.

Dr. N. RAWLINSON cooperates with Kuth Energy Ltd via a linkage project. New cooperation with FRoG tech, Mineral Resources Tasmania and GeoScience Victoria is set to commence in the new year via a new Linkage Project.

Dr M.L. RODERICK with J. Alexandra (Murray-Darling Basin Authority), Workshop/Journal Special Issue on Water Availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Dr E. SAYGIN collaborates with Geoscience Australia.

Dr H. TKALČIĆ has continued to provide support to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Organisation in Vienna through the operation of the Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory with support from Professor B.L.N. Kennett. The seismic and infrasound arrays have been very ably supported by Scott Savage.

Dr H TKALČIĆ cooperates with Dr A Gorbatov and E Leask of Geoscience Australia on the determination of seismic sources in Australia and surroundings in real time using Geoscience Australia stations.

Dr P. TREGONING collaborates with Dr J. Dawson (Geoscience Australia).

Dr E. VANACORE with D. Glen (Geologic Survey of NSW) on the seismic characterization of the South Australian Lithosphere from multiple datasets.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr Hielke Jelsma and Dr Samantha Perritt (De Beers) on the geochronology of Angola and the DRC.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG and Calum Macaulay of Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., USA, on sulphur isotope studies of sulphide- and sulphate-bearing veins in shales, including the characterization of new sulphate standards for in situ SIMS analyses.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with J. Hollis, E. Beyer, J. Whelan and L. Glass of the Northern Territory Geological Survey on the geochronology, provenance and history of selected areas of the Northern Territory, using U-Pb, oxygen and Hf isotope studies.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Reinaldo Brito and colleagues from CPRM, Brazil, on the geochronology of selected areas in Brazil.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with scientists from the Polish Geological Institute on the geochronology of the Carpathians in Poland and Slovakia.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr David Broughton of African Minerals (Barbados) Ltd., on the U-Pb geochronology of mafic rocks and sediments associated with the Neoproterozoic glacial sequences of Zambia and the DRC.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr Peter Vikre of the Western Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, USA, on the sulphur isotope composition of pyrrhotite and other sulphides occurring as inclusions in silicate minerals.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr Mike Wingate of the Western Australian Geological Survey on the Sm-Nd compositions of rocks from Western Australia.

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is a BA(ANU) in Political Science, and is a Life Member of the Australian Labor Party. He provides professional advice to Ministers of the Commonwealth & NSW Governments on topics within his competence.

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is a collaborator with First Investigator Prof Bradley Pillans, RSES and others, in an ARC Linkage Project “Enigmatic Lake George - Changing environments, sustainable sand”, which was submitted to the ARC on 17 November 2010.

Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Dr B. Musgrave (NSWGS) as guest editor for a special volume on paleomagnetism and rock magnetism for the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Dr P. Milligan (Geoscience Australia) on interpretation of Australian lithospheric magnetic anomalies.

Dr GAVIN YOUNG has worked with the Heritage division of the Dept. of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts regarding site protection of significant Australian fossil localities.

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